The Mysuru district administration directed its officials to use latest technology to reduce the response time to stop child marriages.
At a district level coordination and monitoring committee meeting held on Tuesday which is tasked to curb child marriages, Deputy Commissioner D Randeep asked Deputy Director of Women and Children Welfare, B Radha to cut down the response time and asked them to be tech-friendly.
DC directed her to create a WhatsApp group of all officials concerned and issue directives. The group should have village, hobli, taluk and district-level officials empowered to stop child marriages and asked them to act immediately when they receive any information.
The DC later asked the officials to initiate legal action against parents who arrange marriage of their minor kids even after filing an affidavit.